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New Orleans attorney imprisoned on child porn conviction is permanently disbarred

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Imprisoned Baton Rouge attorney Victor Roy Loraso III has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a June 17 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and his sentencing in March for child pornography.

Springfield attorney voluntarily suspended over multiple charges in client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Springfield attorney Ashton DeVan Pardue has been voluntarily suspended following a June 17 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding ahead of multiple formal charges.

Louisiana high court suspends divorced former New Iberia partners after tax filing guilty pleas

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A former team of New Iberia ex-wife-and-husband attorneys Lucretia Patrice Pecantte and Lynden James Burton has been more definitely suspended following separate June 17 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and their 2017 guilty pleas to willfully failing to file federal tax returns.

Pineville attorney suspended following no contest plea to drug, alcohol charges

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Pineville attorney Matthew Vance Shelton has been has been suspended following a June Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and his no contest plea to drug and alcohol-related charges.

Disbarment recommend for Baton Rouge attorney who admitted to converting $350,000 in client funds

By Karen Kidd | Jun 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Durward D. Casteel faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued June 14 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee after admitting to conversion of $350,000 in client funds.

Probation recommended for Kenner attorney over alleged trust account irregularities

By Karen Kidd | Jun 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Kenner attorney Jaymeski Shuntai Pullins-Gorham faces possible probation following a recommendation issued June 11 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over alleged trust account irregularities.

Ineligible Church Point attorney faces possible suspension over trust account, client abandonment allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Church Point attorney Nicholas Anthony Bellard faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued June 7 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over alleged trust account irregularities and abandoning two client cases.

Hearing committee recommends denial on ineligible New Orleans attorney's 2nd readmission petition

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Ramsey Terry Marcello faces another possible failed attempt at readmission following a June 6 recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Bossier City attorney who may have acted carelessly faces no further sanction for practicing law while suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Suspended Bossier City attorney John E. Settle Jr. could face no further sanctions following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee regarding allegations that Settle practiced law while suspended.

Baton Rouge attorney faces possible suspension for falsely billing federally funded program

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Margot A. Tillman-Fleet faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued May 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for fraudulently billing a federally financed program about 10 years ago.

Baton Rouge attorney, former district judge candidate suspended for mismanaging client's trust account

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Kevin Lovell “Celestine” James, who lost her bid for 18th Judicial District Judge last year, has been placed on suspension and probation following a June 3 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over alleged trust-account issues.

Supreme Court imposes deferred suspension on Baton Rouge attorney for allegedly practicing law while under suspension

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Suspended Baton Rouge attorney Gregory Cook has had a previously deferred suspension made executory following a June 3 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding for alleged unauthorized practice of law.

LADB recommends revocation of Baton Rouge attorney's probation

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

Suspension, probation recommended for Breaux Bridge attorney for allegedly communicating directly with opposing lawyer's client

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Longtime Breaux Bridge attorney Joslyn Renee Alex faces possible suspension and probation following a recommendation issued May 31 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations that she communicated with a person represented by counsel.

LADB hears new allegations against disbarred Shreveport attorney

By Karen Kidd | Jun 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Shreveport attorney Murray Neil Salinas faces a more difficult time being reinstated following a recommendation issued this week by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in two client matters.

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